Lately, I've discovered something that's been around a Long Time. It all started with the mail.
The mastercard bill to be precise.
The bill came. On it were several hundred dollars worth of purchases from Borders, Barnes and Noble, and my favorite, Audible.com.
Something had to be done. Something drastic. dh (dear husband...) has suggested just cutting up the MasterCard. hmmm, don't think so.
so on the trip to Columbia SC to see youngest dsd (dear step-daughter),instead of all of us attending the football game on Saturday afternoon, I went to this building...see what a nice cost-saving person I am, those football game tickets are pricey indeed.
What an incredibly beautiful library.
And their selection of knitting books - amazing. I had to be called to go back and meet dsd and dh at the dorm when the game was over.
Since we've been home I've learned to use the InterLibrary Loan function, to use the online reserve function to have books and CD's I'm interested in delivered directly to the library branch that is a mile down the road, and I've figured out how to download a book from CD to my computer and then upload it to my Ipod. It's a hassle, for sure, easier by far to click on Buy-It-Now and have Ipod compatible books download from Audible.com, and the books I'm interested in show up at the door from Amazon....however, it's much more pleasant in this household when the mastercard bill shows up and all those charges aren't there.
List of recommended 'reads' to listen to:
Christine Falls by Benjamin Black
Drop City by TC Boyle
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Bonesetters Daughter by Amy Tan
The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton
World without End by Ken Follett
and a preview from the new E Lavold book
out Book 13 Out of the Woods